Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Not All Caterpillars Are Created Equal
Two months ago I posted a picture of my newly planted tomato plant that had been eaten by a dreaded "tomato horn-worm".
I almost missed him ... he was so camouflaged that I allowed him to grow fat while eating all my tomato leaves!
Here's a CLOSE-UP in case you still missed him ...
I even posted on a garden forum and asked if it would
re-grow leaves or would it be better to start over with a new plant and I was told ...
Well, since the theme of my new year is "HOPE,"
I decided that I would replant this little struggler into a different spot in my yard and see what would happen .....
and here it is today - with lots of leaves, lots of flowers
and EVEN some new tomatoes coming on despite our intense heat!!
So imagine my concern when I went out to check my garden
this morning having just examined my dill plant a week ago ....
which looked like this:
But today looks like this:
Need a close-up?
My 1st instinct was to swat them off the plant thinking about all those
leaves and beautiful flowers they were devouring ...
but them I realized - these are MONARCH caterpillars!!
Go Ahead -
Psalm 27: 13 "I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.